What would you put on your iPod "Cooking" playlist?
Great question....how about:
Canned Goods by Greg Brown here's a nice cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zh-Ca...
Home Grown Tomatoes by Guy Clark can you argue with what tastes better than home grown tomatoes? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nitgmA...
Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie You can get anything you want there....it's not really about food but why not? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GguFmY...
Wond'ring Aloud Jethro Tull best breakfast song ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORNS3y...
Shanty Song - Jonathan Edwards ....you're sitting down in the the kitchen, fixin' somethin good to eat, aren't ya? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6vyTM...
I love to sing while I cook, so something classic, catchy, and fun -- Motown fits the bill most times for me. You can boogie while you saute. ;)
+1 on the singing...Sam Cooke's Live at the Harlem Square Club is the favorite choice in that vein of late. Otherwise hip hop or jazz (Mingus, please), or something melodic like Local Natives.
KEXP keeps me just able to not sound like a total dork when the hipsters that are so unavoidable here in Seattle talk music.
In any event, unless the gf is watching the tele (kitchen is only separated from the living/dining room by a breakfast bar), in our house music and cooking go together like cornbread and collards.
I love fifties and sixties music - although I remember rockin' the peeler to 'Eye of the Tiger'
I found that a good helping of old Broadway show tunes (in a most recent case, "South Pacific") keeps me happy and entertained and yet not too distracted. I don't notice my feet hurting when I'm singing "I'm as corny as Kansas in August....")
1. the stranglers!!!! golden brown, peaches and waltzinblack! in recognition of keith floyd, the greatest tv chef ever!!!
2. baba o'reilly by the who - anthem of my idol hugh fearnley whittingstall (incredible drumming the late keith moon too)
3. theme of boiling point and the f-word by babybird to salute my other idol - the great gordon ramsay.
4. digue-ding-ding by michel lgrand for the heston blumenthal vibe.
i started a similar thread but it was taken down by herr adolf the führer, tovarish stalin and scottish prince idi amin.